BYD Auto

BYD Auto

Infobox Company
company_name = BYD Auto
company_type = Public
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foundation = 2003
founder =
location_city = flagicon|China Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
flagicon|China Shenzhen, Guangdong
location_country = China
location =
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key_people = Wang Chuanfu, Chairman
area_served =
industry = Automotive
products = Automotive goods
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operating_income =
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parent =flagicon|China BYD Company Limited
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company_slogan = Build Your Dreams
homepage = []
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BYD Auto (simplified Chinese: 比亚迪汽车; Pinyin: Bǐyàdí Qìchē) is a Chinese automobile manufacturer based in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, People's Republic of China. The firm was founded in 2003 and it is a part of the BYD Company Limited. The BYD company, established in 1995 [ [ Company Profile -] ] , is one of the world leading manufactures of lithium-ion batteries. Based on this background, BYD Auto has ambitious plans for hybrid and electric automobiles.

BYD Auto's current English tagline or slogan is Build Your Dreams.


The firm was created when BYD bought the bankrupted government auto maker Qinchuan and acquired one of the tightly controlled permissions to produce automobiles in China. This method of permit acquiring is called "buy a shell"Fact|date=March 2008, and has since been banned.


With the acquisition of Qingchuan, BYD Auto also acquired one model, called Flyer. As of 2007, the Flyer sells less than 100 units per month.

The company's F3 is more successful, selling over 10.000 units per month in first half of 2007. In addition to F3, the company has unveiled the new models F3R, F6, F8 and F1.

BYD Auto is involved in the development of electric vehicles. It currently makes the F3e, which is the electric version of the F3 model, which has a claimed cruise range of 350 kilometers on a single charge. Electric versions of all its models, as well as plug-in versions are planned. The company also produces electric vehicle charge stations and car batteries specifically designed for electric vehicle applications.

On October 11, 2007, BYD announced that they would be introducing a production plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) sedan in China in the second half of 2008. BYD plans to exhibit the PHEV, which has a 60 mile all-electric range in January 2008 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Based on BYD's midsize F6 sedan, it uses iron-phosphate based lithium-ion, and can be recharged to 70 percent of capacity in 10 minutes.Edmunds (15 October 2007) [ "Detroit Show Preview: BYD's New Plug-in Hybrid on Sale Next Year"] "Edmunds Inside Line" retrieved 26 October 2007]

Production models

* BYD Flyer
* BYD F0 [ [ BYD F1 to self-rename as BYD F0 in Sept - China automotive news -] ]
* BYD F2 (BYD 213)
* BYD F3
* BYD F3-R
* BYD F6
* BYD F8

Prototype/Concept models

* BYD F3e (Electric) [ [ F3e Concept Electric Car Powered by Iron-based Battery - AutoblogGreen ] ]
* BYD F3DM ("dual mode" plug-in hybrid)
* BYD F6DM / BYD F6e ("dual mode" plug-in hybrid)
* BYD e6 (Electric MPV)


BYD Auto is planning on using its experience in mobile phone battery development to construct dual-mode, gasoline-electric hybrid plug-in vehicles to be sold in Europe by 2010. [ [ Small Carmakers: BYD,Fisker to Europe; Tesla Sues Fisker] -]

ee also

*BYD Company Limited
*Chinese automakers


External links

* [ BYD Auto's official site] en icon
* [ BYD Auto's official site] zh icon
* [ Stock ONVISTA.DE]

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